A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on ability, action, character, feeling, good, leadership, people, and persuasion

In Aristotelian terms, the good leader must have ethos, pathos and logos. The ethos is his moral character, the source of his ability to persuade. The pathos is his ability to touch feelings to move people emotionally. The logos is his ability to give solid reasons for an action, to move people intellectually.

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

Source: Quoted in Time, June 15, 1974

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A Quote by Miles Smith on god, good, originality, people, persuasion, spelling, understanding, and words

We are so farre off from condemning any of their labours that traveiled before us in this kinds, either in this land or beyond sea, . . . that we acknowledge them to have been raised up of God, . . . and that they deserve to be had of us and of posteritie in everlasting remembrance. . . . Therefore blessed be they, and most honoured be their name, that breake the yce and give the onset upon that which helpeth forward to the saving of soules. Now what can be more available thereto, than to deliver Gods booke unto the Gods people in a tongue which they understand? . . . So if we, building upon their foundation that went before us, and being holpen by their labours, doe endeavor to make that better which they left so good; no man, we are sure, has cause to mis like us; they, we persuade ourselves, if they were alive, would thank us. For is the Kingdom of God become words or syllables? Why should we be in bondage to them if we may be free? [Some antique spelling is original; some is modernized. - Ed.]

Miles Smith

Source: Bible. preface to the King James Bible, 1611

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on force, lies, life, persuasion, and power

Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within; there lies the power to persuade, there the life,- there, if one must speak out, the real man.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on blindness, darkness, facts, foolishness, ignorance, people, persuasion, and questions

There are petty-minded people who cannot endure to be reminded of their ignorance because, since they are usually quite blind to all things, quite foolish, and quite ignorant, they never question anything, and are persuaded that they see clearly what in fact they never see at all, save through the darkness of their own dispositions.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on belief, blindness, desires, order, people, persuasion, reason, and wishes

There are people so blind and self-absorbed in all matters that they always believe that, whatever they desire or think, they can impose their will on other people. Whatever bad reason they use to persuade others, these self-centered people are so caught up in the process that it seems to them all they have to do is to speak their wishes in a lofty and commanding tone of voice in order to convince everybody.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Titus Lucretius Carus on deed, evil, persuasion, and religion

So potent was religion in persuading to evil deeds -Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum

Lucretius (99 - 55 BC)

Source: De Rerum Natura, I.101

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A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on information, justice, life, people, and persuasion

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

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A Quote by Sir John Robert Seeley on books, conviction, knowledge, persuasion, principles, rhetoric, and understanding

A grain of real knowledge, of genuine controllable conviction, will outweigh a bushel of adroitness; and to produce persuasion there is one golden principle of rhetoric not put down in the books-to understand what you are talking about.

John Robert Seeley (1834 - 1895)

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A Quote by John Owen on lies, life, peace, persuasion, seasons, and work

You have your season, and you have but your season; neither can you lie down in peace, until you have some persuasion that your work as well as your life is at an end.

John Owen

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A Quote by John Calvin on belief, god, persuasion, and universe

Nobody seriously believes the universe was made by God without being persuaded that He takes care of His works.

John Calvin (1509 - 1564)

Source: The Institutes of the Christian Religion

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